Economy Researchers initiate long-term monitoring of the Indian Himalayas to aid conservation Updated : March 29, 2019 11:33 PM IST Indian scientists have initiated long-term monitoring of Himalayan forest ecosystems to churn out reliable datasets that will aid conservation. They have set up permanent research sites in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and developed a protocol for this monitoring. Long-term data sets and documentation of ongoing consequences of environmental changes and ecosystem processes are scanty for the Indian Himalayan region, making conservation efforts difficult. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.